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  1. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ

    Quiz: cholesterol

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Canadian scientists have discovered the cause of high cholesterol: a protein called resistin that's secreted by fat tissue. This finding could lead to improved prevention and treatment of heart disease, since high blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The researchers, who presented their findings ...

  2. Officials battling to save people and face over relief debacle

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The worst snowstorms to hit the mainland for more than half a century are putting the authorities to their sternest test of leadership, organisational and crisis management capabilities in the full eyes of the international community. After a slow start, mainland leaders have mobilised the mighty national machine and mounted an unprecedented rescue effort in the past few ...

  3. Masters and servants

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest At the Beijing Municipal People's Congress, the city's acting mayor, Wang Qishan, was officially installed in the position, following an uncontested election. The rest of the annual legislative session proved to be an arena for the local news media- whose reportage was of interest primarily to the people of the capital. But Mr Wang ...

  4. Muzzling the media: same old story

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... top city officials had visited the scene. Acting mayor Wang Qishan, who replaced Meng Xuenong, sacked during the Sars crisis, was once thought to symbolise the no-nonsense official, worthy ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Bone disease that works undercover

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Too brittle too late Madam Wang was navigating a pavement on a rainy day when she slipped and fell. Instinctively, her right hand shot out to break her fall, causing a sharp, intense pain in her wrist. At the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Wang, 60, (whose name has been changed for patient confidentiality reasons) was attended ...

  6. Chef makes a meal of surviving illness

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Taryne Hall shows up in capri pants exuding vivaciousness and confidence, and it's easy to overlook her scarred right calf. She's hardly typical- no one who had cancer at the age of 26 is, especially not one who recounts the six-year-old memory by saying: 'For me, cancer wasn't all that bad, I found a way to gain control ...

  7. Feel it in your bones

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Scooping up an armful of exercise books and sitting at his desk for long hours was all in a day's work for 35-year-old Jason Wang, a secondary school language teacher. Day after day, he would pick up or hand out assignments while balancing a heavy load in his other arm. When he was not teaching, Wang (name changed for patient ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ


    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The inside running on Lance Armstrong's little helper It seems the French were right after all. After years of accusing American cyclist Lance Armstrong of taking performance-enhancing drugs, it now appears certain that Armstrong's record seven straight Tour de France titles were won through an intricately planned doping conspiracy. ...


    Research: sudden cardiac death

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Arresting figures on matters of the heart Is exercise dangerous? It seems so, with cases of young, healthy athletes collapsing suddenly and dying of cardiac arrest while playing sport becoming more common. But a new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia in Canada suggests that while it is a problem that warrants ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - ALCOHOLISM

    Why there's no future in drinking alcohol

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Drinkers' days are numbered Heavy drinking has long been known to be a risk factor for intracerebral haemorrhage, a type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain. But a new study published today in the journal Neurology has put a figure on the grave prognosis for alcoholics. People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day may ...




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